I am a total neophyte to home stereo and I am lost in bad advice/ people trying to sell me something. Any help would be sincerely appreciated!
I finally ditched my dad's 1980s Warfdale speakers and got a set of TSx 550Ts. The speakers sound OK (WAY clearer than the warfdale) but they don't quite fill out the room as much I was hoping they would... unless I really crank the volume, but then it's just loud. I feel like if I'm not just in the perfect spot I'm listening to one speaker. I have tried moving the speakers around a bit but clearly I have yet to get it correct.
Part of the issue is the area I want to fill with music is an L shape (25 X 25 on the outside of the L) that is my kitchen, dining room/ living room. Awkward shape for sure. In case it matters, I attached a sketch of the room. I currently have the speakers opposite each other. Maybe that is a big part of my problem. I have never had them on the same wall because it seemed like that would not sound good in the other part of the L. I listen to music constantly and I want this area to sound awesome. A TV will not be part of the equation.
1. I am still using the 6 or 7 year old Sony RX-V461 receiver I had. I remember it was pretty cheap when I bought it. Do I need a new/ different receiver? Or is this old low end unit capable of decent sound? This amp did power a 5.1 surround sound system that sounded good in my basement at one point…
2. What's the deal with the dual wire hookups? The instructions didn't offer too much advice. Am I really missing out by only running one set of wires?
3. Are 2 TSx550t the right amount of speakers to fill my L shaped open room? Can I/ do I want to add some bookshelf speakers on top of my kitchen cabinets? If I angle them down will onto of the cabinets work, or is that too high? Is it even possible/ advisable to run 4 speakers? Again, I do not want surround sound for TV, just balanced awesome sounding music in an open L shaped room.
Im like a child wandering in the woods over here, so any help on how to get the most bang for my buck would be awesome!